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A preteen's life is changed after befriending the new girl at school.

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Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess cope with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. Written by Popdivaprincess3000

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The beloved novel comes to life. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language | See all certifications »

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El mundo mágico de Terabithia  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,045,444 (UK) (4 May 2007)

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$82,234,139 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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In the scene where Jess and his father are playing with the set of cars, the song on the radio is "You've Got To Keep Your Mind Wide Open", which is the song featured in this movie's music video, performed by AnnaSophia Robb. See more »

Goofs

When the song "Someday" is played in the classroom scenes, Leslie turns to look at Jess and we see her mouth the words "I know there's a better way" and the audio matches. However, when the shot changes back to Jess, he is mouthing words during a rest between lines of the song. See more »

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Jesse Aarons: How come you're so good at that?
Leslie Burke: Good at what?
Jesse Aarons: Building stuff. I mean, you're really good at it for a girl.
Leslie Burke: Same way I'm fast... for a girl.
Jesse Aarons: You know what I mean.
Leslie Burke: You're pretty good at art, for a boy.
Jesse Aarons: Okay, okay, truce.
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Typo at the ending credits (from 90:38 to 95:11 on the DVD). At 94:13 (where it is mentioned in the actors' commentary), a drawing in the background of a Squogre is labeled "Squorge". See more »

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Ooh Child
Written by Stan Vincent
Performed by Zooey Deschanel and The Terabithia Choir
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Touching story
15 March 2007 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

A very well mastered family movie with a positive message that addresses topical themes for children in a poignant, focused manner. The children depicted are very real and likable (well, except for the ones you're supposed to dislike, that is), and easy to identify with. The movie is a faithful and touching adaptation of the beloved children's classic book.

The two main characters, Jesse and Leslie (splendidly played by John Hucheson and Annasophia Robb) are typical pre-teens, steering their way through the routine ups and downs kids everywhere deal with, and they develop a friendship/first crush due to their common interests and challenges. They find an old tree house, and create a fantasy castle type kingdom complete with magic, and populated by creatures based on people they know. Unlike so many other fantasy movies, this world is just an amusement for them, not a refuge that they actually "enter." The animation effects of this fantasy kingdom are skillfully executed in such a manner as to point out the reality that exists alongside the fantasy. For example: a tree begins to move, comes to life and performs an action, then relaxes back into its "real" position.

The relationships of all the characters, and what they learn from their experiences, are the true focus, with the fantasy sequences only spicing what's happening. There are many themes touched upon: friendship, tragedy, adventure, creativity, bullies, competition, family life, even making an enemy to a friend. I liked all the characters and the actors that played them; each person helped build the story. Emotional, even heart wrenching in one case, this movie is a gem. Highly recommended.


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